Miscellaneous
Ecosystems
Ecosystems, cont.
Native/Exotic Secies
100
A type of living thing, or organism, that gets its energy from other living things.
What is a consumer?
100
This is a group of living things, the environment in which they live, and the way that they interact with it, and each other.
What is an ecosystem?
100
This is a group of the same species of organism living in the same area.
What is a population?
100
A species of organism that has always been in a certain area.
What is a native species?
200
The two major rivers in Charlotte County
What are the Peace and Myakka Rivers?
200
The place where an organism lives, and where its needs are met.
What is a habitat?
200
This is essential to an organism's survival, because it gives the organism room to move about and grow.
What is space?
200
A species of organism that has been introduced to an area by people, the wind, or another organism.
What is an exotic species?
300
An area where water flows across towards a larder body of water.
What is a watershed.
300
This is any LIVING thing in an ecosystem.
What is an organism?
300
Native species provide the organism in the ecosystem with these three things, while exotic species do not.
What is food, oxygen, and shelter.
400
This is what happens to water when people alter the watershed so that it cannot soak into the ground or flow to a wetland.
What is water flows directly to surface water, and carries pollutants with it.
400
This is essential for any living thing to survive in a chosen habitat, because it provides protection from the weather, and from predators.
What is shelter?
400
The four things every organism needs in order to survive in a chosen habitat.
What are space, food, water, and shelter?
400
This is what can happen when an exotic species is introduced into an ecosystem.
What causes the alteration or destruction of the ecosystem?
500
These are the four types of consumers.
What is Omnivore, Herbivore, Carnivore, Scavenger.
500
These two things are essential for an organism to survive in a habitat because one protects the organism from dehydration, and the other provides the organism with energy and nutrition.
What water, and food?
500
This is a human's affect on his/her ecosystem, in regards to how much waste he produces, how much water he uses, or how many pollutants he introduces to the ecosystem.
What is a Carbon Footprint.
500
These are the species that are introduced into an ecosystem, and do not have any predators. They compete with the rest of the ecosystem for nutrients, air, space, and water. They grow out of control and can dramatically reduce the biodiversity of an ecosystem.
What are invasive exotic species.
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